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Make a Ruffled Umbrella

My sweet girl recently had a birthday. In looking for a theme we decided on Mary Poppins, as she IS practically perfect in every way! For one of the favors we ordered umbrellas from Oriental Trading & I got to work with May Arts ribbon to fancy them up!

Make a Ruffled Umbrella

I started with the 2.5” hot pink grosgrain. Using about 2.5 yards for each umbrella I ran them through my sewing machine with a basting stitch. Then I ruffled them! 🙂 I kept gathering & checking the overall length to be sure it would go around the circumference of the umbrella.

Make a Ruffled Umbrella

Here’s the contrast!

Make a Ruffled Umbrella

Once I had the length down I could use that for the next ones to get the same length quickly.

Make a Ruffled Umbrella

Now start hot-gluing. I may have some hot-glue scars from this portion.

Make a Ruffled Umbrella

To add to the fancy I covered the stitched area with the hot pink string beads

Make a Ruffled Umbrella

An umbrella was hung on each chair for the party! It was a super cute addition to the decorations, as well as a fun favor!

Make a Ruffled Umbrella

And the girls LOVED them! I’ve got a few more ribbon-fun things that I will be sharing from the party soon!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you’ve been inspired!

Blog post by: Jen Shears

May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

May Arts String Beads

Other Materials

  • Umbrellas: Oriental Trading
  • Sewing machine
  • Hot glue
  1. ~amy~

    Way too cute and perfect for our weather:)

  2. Virginia Fynes

    What a sweet upgrade to those umbrellas! 

  3. Toni Storie

    How fun is this!!

  4. Barb Anderson Wagar

    Sweet!  I'd make one too!

  5. Court's Crafts

    Super darling idea!


  6. Sue D

    What a fun project!

  7. Liz O.

    Adorable idea Jen, TFS

    have a wonderful day!

  8. Angel Chambers

    Very very cute idea! I must try this!!!

  9. Charlene

    What an awesome party idea!  Soooo cute!

  10. jenifer Cowles

    Super cute 🙂  Great job Jen!!!  love this


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